TPI Composites, Inc. Bags 2018 JEC Product Innovation Award

August 13 2018

On June 28, 2018, TPI Composites was awarded the 2018 JEC Product Innovation Award presented at the JEC Composites in Transportation Symposium in Chicago for the design and fabrication of an Integrated Monocoque Composite Electric Transit Bus. TPI collaborated with electric transit bus manufacturer, Proterra, in the design and development of a structural composite bus body.

The composites structure of the Proterra “Catalyst” utilizes a combination of reinforcement materials including fiberglass and carbon fiber that enable a lightweight body structure that weighs thousands of pounds less than conventional metallic structures. The lower mass composite body structure is a key contributor that enables Proterra to provide industry-leading range for its battery-electric vehicles. Composite structures provide additional performance advantages with enhanced durability and reduced maintenance costs, by providing a corrosion-free solution. The Proterra bus is a purpose-built electric vehicle which offers significant performance and economic benefits due to being designed from its inception to be an all-electric transit bus.

The composite bus is manufactured in TPI’s Warren, Rhode Island facility as well at the company’s new Newton, Iowa transportation manufacturing facility.

Lucintel Corporate Customers

Market Entry, M & A, Opportunity Screening,...

Private Equity Customers

Buy Side Services (target screening, due diligence, ..)

Market Research Reports

Aerospace & Defense [52]
Chemical [263]
Composites & Advanced Materials [167]
Construction & Industrial [72]
Consumer and Retail [142]
Economic Analysis [86]
Energy & Utility [74]
Finance & Services [10]
Healthcare [79]
Media & Entertainment [16]
Metals & Mining [17]
Technology & Telecommunication [164]
Transportation [141]

Customer Quotes

"With more than 20 years experience in the industry, this is the first time we have come across such an extensive market analysis for our industry." Ven Cote, CEO, ZCL

"The insights we gained from Lucintel work helped with our business plan…a wonderful professional job…" Mike Jackson, Stahlin

"The report from Lucintel is useful not only for business planners, but also for the technology officers wanting to create a roadmap …" Dr. Giulio Ranzo, Booz Allen

"The information is so comprehensive, it has allowed us to identify & focus our business development efforts. It saved months of leg-work." Bill Barz, L&L Products

"We bought Lucintel report because it is the best report about our industry…a complete and appropriate analysis." Cesare Andrenacci, Ferretti

Quick Query

Lucintel Insights in News

Follow us on